POSTPONED: Dennis Portnoy - The Intrinsic Self (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

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What if everything you’ve been telling yourself about being caring, successful and productive contributes to your unhappiness and self-defeating habits? 

In the Intrinsic Self: How Defining yourself and your Worth by your Achievements and Usefulness is Undermining your Happiness and Serenity, psychotherapist Dennis Portnoy discusses how the very qualities that have contributed to our success often lies at the heart of our emotional distress and struggles. 

Beyond simply increasing self-esteem, you learn to break free from a self-concept based primarily on performance and usefulness to others.

Dennis Portnoy is a psychotherapist in private practice for over thirty years. Dennis gives presentations and conducts workshops on the topic of self-care, burnout and compassion fatigue as it relates to people in helping roles. He has published articles in Hospital Magazine and Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, and is also the author of Over-Extended and Undernourished: A Self-care Guide for People in Helping Roles.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111